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Stopping the clock

Maybe time has its origins in grief and longing for people we've lost. That idea certainly resonates with theoretical physicist Ron Mallett. He's spent a lot of his career studying time — which he traces back to the tragedy that marked his childhood.

Groundhog

Groundhog Day co-writer Danny Rubin talks about writing the story and the film's enduring impact.

A field full of small American flags

Is bullying a public issue baked into America's DNA?

"To The Best Of Our Knowledge" producer and interviewer Charles Monroe-Kane started hearing voices when he was a child. He became a child preacher once he thought God was talking to him. 

Badger

What's it like to be a badger? British naturalist Charles Foster wanted to know, so he dug a burrow and lived in the darkness, eating worms. Yup, it was kind of disgusting, but he says the experience brought him closer to the wildness within himself.

Birdle

Helen Macdonald's book "H is for Hawk" turned her goshawk Mabel into one of the most memorable literary characters of recent years. Mabel is no longer with her, but Helen now has a new avian companion — an ornery and very smart parrot.

Saola

Finding the horns of a saola — a large ox-like mammal on the Laos-Vietnam border — was one of the great biological discoveries of the 20th century. But no biologist has actually seen the saola in the wild, which has given the animal an almost mythical status. That's why biologist William...

Taco with chapulines (grasshoppers) and beans

What's the new trend in sustainable, eco-friendly food? Bugs! Entomologist Arnold van Huis explains.

Bat hanging upside down and sticking out its tongue

Biologist Merlin Tuttle braves crocodile-infested rivers, dark caves, and even bandits to find rare bats.

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